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First Techspace building full at Daresbury

G3G, a business that works as a SAP partner to high growth organisations, is to take 4,300 sq ft in Techspace Two at Sci-Tech Daresbury, meaning the 10,000 sq ft building is now fully let.

Headquartered in Surrey, G3G started in 1999 by providing consultancy services supprotiing SAP enterprise software across Europe, growing into an international brand that in 2016 became part of

Sci-Tech Daresbury is a joint venture partnership between developer Langtree, the Science and Technology Facilities Council and Halton Borough Council. Techspace Two was developed alongside the 46,000 sq ft Techspce One, which is around 40% full following completion last April.

In February, planning permission was given for a £12m phase of three office buildings, two of 12,000 sq ft and one of 18,000 sq ft at the project’s gateway site.

A Langtree spokesman told Place North West that this prominence makes it “even more important to create buildings of architectural quality” and that the developer is keen to start work this year. Seven Architecture has designed the scheme.

G3G provides finance, supply chain and analytics services with an emphasis on cloud-based HANA technology, digital transformation, application management, infrastructure technical services and hosting.

Currently the group employs more than 150 staff across the UK and plans build the Sci-Tech Daresbury site into a 50-employee SAP support centre of excellence for the North.

Chief executive Chris Gunter said: “Sci-Tech Daresbury is an exceptional location for G3G in many different ways. The campus offers excellent facilities and encourages people to gather together having fostered a genuine culture of collaboration and networking.

“Additionally, Techspace Two is a building that says ‘this is the future’ and very much reflects G3G’s own ethos and growth plans.

“Sci-Tech Daresbury feels like the Silicon Valley of the North West because of the quality and excellence of its tenant companies and the ambition and vision of the joint venture partners. We intend to grow our northern base rapidly and the campus enjoys a large recruitment area as well as superb connectivity across the North West and into North Wales.”

John Downes, group managing director of Langtree and board member of the Sci-Tech Daresbury JV company, said: “Having a company like G3G with its global footprint expanding its operations to Sci-Tech Daresbury marks a great success for the first quarter of this year and we are delighted to welcome all G3G’s staff to our burgeoning community.

“It is more evidence that the investment that we are consistently making into the campus is reaping rewards and increasing its economic impact in the region. I have no doubt that G3G will be able to grow its business here while being enthusiastic ambassadors for Sci-Tech Daresbury’s business community and facilities.”

Techspace One and Two were part of a £20m investment into Daresbury that also included new public realm and campus infrastructure, as the area, long promoted as a key regional science asset, was given Enterprise Zone status. Other buildings at Daresbury include the Innovation Centre and Vanguard House, the first building developed under the Sci-Tech banner.

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